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Memory Validator Help


Elements of the status bar


The status bar has three main sections, from left to right:


the message line

program information

data collection statistics



The message line


Most of the time, you'll just see this:




When you hover the mouse over a toolbar button or a menu item for a short time, a message appears in the status bar describing the button's action.



Data collection statistics


The data statistics counts give a crude indicator of how data is being collected by the stub and sent to Memory Validator.


The collection data has four items


Status indicating whether collection is currently on or off

the number of data items received from stub waiting to be processed

the number of data items processed

the number of memory or resource allocations and miscellaneous data items not yet resolved


In the example below, collection is on, with 60 items pending processing, 4943 having been processed and 149 items waiting to be deallocated:




The boxes stay gray when the values are static, but will be coloured for a few seconds when the value changes


objects-colours-red  The value increased

objects-colours-blue  The value decreased




Once data collection is off, no more data will arrive in the pending processing queue.



Profiling status


The status of the flow trace indicates what is currently happening.


Ready. Waiting to start a run, or a run has finished and is waiting for you to analyze the data.

Starting. Starting a run (hooks being installed etc).

Running. Target executable is hooked and running.

Terminating. Target executable has entered ExitProcess but has not yet finished executing.

Post Processing. Target executable has finished executing. There is data that still needs to be processed.





Target program name


This displays No active session when there is no session running, terminating or loaded.




When a session is running, terminated or loaded, this displays the name of the target program followed by a timestamp.